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Robert K. Gross

885 Third Avenue
Sixteenth Floor
New York, New York 10022
Phone:  212.634.5034
Fax:  212.634.5092


Mr. Gross uses his knowledge and experience in a range of practice areas to help clients understand their rights and obligations, set achievable goals and assess the risks and potential rewards of litigation at every stage of a dispute.

Throughout his career he has helped companies, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. and abroad in the development and pursuit of legal strategies for managing risks and advancing their interests.

He has a substantial record of success in the prosecution, defense and resolution of state and federal court cases involving business and financial arrangements, directors’ and officers’ obligations, employment matters, real estate and construction, intellectual property, defamation, healthcare management, bankruptcy and restructuring, and emerging technologies.

He is also experienced in managing investigations and regulatory audits, and the development of compliant policies, communications and training materials.

Mr. Gross believes that hallmarks of effective representation include the abilities to simplify complex issues, provide clear and timely advice, recognize potential problems before they arise, and develop practical solutions.

Reported Cases

  • Mohinani v. Charney, 67 N.Y.S.3d 10 (N.Y. App. Div. 2017) - Representation of Hong Kong investors with respect to investment in a commercial real estate project through appellate decision denying dismissal of claims for breach of contract, fraud in the inducement and costs of accounting
  • Garcia v. Garcia (In re Garcia), 507 B.R. 434 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 2014) - Representation of real estate companies in successful dismissal of complaint of Chapter 11 debtor seeking to avoid the pre-petition involuntary transfers of his interests in the businesses as preferences or fraudulent transfers
  • Hawknet, Ltd. v. Overseas Shipping Agencies, 590 F.3d 87 (2d Cir. 2009) - Representation of German trading company in action to vacate a maritime attachment of an electronic funds transfer held by a New York Bank, resulting in landmark decision in the client’s favor by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • In Re Ashapura Minechem, Ltd., No. 1:11BK14668 (Docket) (Bkrtcy. S.D.N.Y., Oct. 5, 2012) – Obtained the first ever dismissal of a U.S. cross-border insolvency case following an initial grant of recognition under the Bankruptcy Code
  • Lancaster, Inc. v. Lark Intern. Ltd., 186 F.3d 210 - Representation of Hong Kong based buying agent in defense of federal court proceeding to compel arbitration in New York under international convention, resulting in dismissal of action by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • In re: Advanced Restoration Technologies, Inc., No. 05-2978, (D.N.J. Mar. 30, 2006) - Representation of holder of exclusive license for manufacture, sale and distribution of consumer product in successful litigation to dismiss the licensor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case as a “bad faith” filing, resulting in enforcement of the license
  • B.D. Estate Planning Corp v. Trachtenberg, 134 A.D.3d 650 (2015) - Representation of seller of STOLI life insurance policy through appellate decision reinstating claims to enforce agreement against purchaser
  • A.I. Trade Finance v. Centro Internationale Handelsbank AG, 1996 WL 732635 - Representation of Austrian bank in breach of contract and fraud claims against trade finance company in the forfeiting industry

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, New York, 2019 - present
  • Robert K Gross, Esq., Law, Management and Consulting, New York - 2019
  • Centerlight Health System, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Mission Excellence, New York, 2017 - 2018
  • Eaton & Van Winkle LLP, New York, 1995 - 2017
  • Berlack, Israels & Liberman, New York, 1989 - 1995
  • Graubard, Moskovitz, Dannett & Hrowitz, New York, 1983 - 1989

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association (Communications and Media Committee, 2015 - 2017)
  • New York Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Board Member, Parsons Dance Company


  • B.A., Yale College, 1978
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit